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Lance Briggs

Lance Briggs - #55 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 11/12/1980
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College Arizona
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 3rd round, 4th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
103 2 2

Patriots-Bears Week 14 game time changed

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
The NFL has flexed the kickoff time for the Patriots-Bears game at Soldier Field on Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET. CBS will air the game.

Lovie Smith hot-seat meter: Freezing

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
As it stands today, Lovie Smith has a better chance of getting a contract extension after the season than he does of losing his job.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 12

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher are battling for the top spot on the MVP Meter, and Jay Cutler could be making a late-season surge.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m. ET
Jay Cutler's four-touchdown performance against the Eagles earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 12.

Fan falls to death at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
A 27-year-old man died after falling at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game on Sunday.

Bears alone in first after win over Eagles

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler tied a career high with four touchdown passes and the Bears beat Michael Vick and the Eagles 31-26 to take sole possession of the NFC North lead on Sunday.

Eagles-Bears prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Dan Parr says the Bears' defense isn't going to let Michael Vick dominate the game, but he'll be able to make a couple big plays, and that could be all it takes for the Eagles to win.

Peppers, L.T. top free-agent pickups

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.

Eagles CB Samuel out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Eagles have ruled CB Asante Samuel out with a sprained MCL, and he will not make the trip to Chicago. CB Joselio Hanson will start in Samuel's place.

Eagles-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
The Bears match up against Eagles QB Michael Vick about as well as any defense in the league.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 13, 2012
Briggs unloaded on the Packers a day after teammate Brandon Marshall did the same thing, saying he's no fan of Green Bay and that Jermichael Finley is "an idiot."||||||| Marshall went off on Wednesday, saying he's never disliked a team as much as the Packers. Briggs backed that up a day later, saying his feelings are "very similar." He really took issue with Finley for telling FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Bears might be better off with linebacker Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury. The Packers tight end was quoted as saying Chicago is not "losing too much if he's out." Briggs responded, "He's an idiot."
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns - their second in six days - and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jacksonville Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.||||||| Briggs and Tillman became the first teammates in NFL history to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive weeks.
Posted Oct. 02, 2012
Briggs returned an INT 74 yards for a score in Monday's 34-18 win over Dallas.||||||| It was Briggs' first interception return for a TD since 2005.
Posted April 11, 2012
The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Lance Briggs, keeping the Pro Bowl linebacker through the 2014 season. The Bears announced the deal on Wednesday. Financial terms were not immediately released.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract at the start of last season, but the Bears wouldn't budge. With three years left on a six-year, $36 million contract, general manager Jerry Angelo basically told Briggs at the time to leave him alone when the linebacker asked for permission to seek a trade if he couldn't get a renegotiated deal before the season. Angelo was fired after an 8-8 finish and he has been replaced by Phil Emery.
Posted Oct. 19, 2011
Briggs says a gap between players and management is affecting team morale. Briggs tells Comcast SportsNet Chicago "there's a big transition going on right now in Chicago" and that "players and the management are not seeing eye-to-eye on a lot of different issues and a lot of different players' situations." He made the comments Tuesday for a show that airs Thursday night.||||||| Briggs pushed hard for a new contract before the season. Running back Matt Forte wants a new deal, and safety Chris Harris requested a trade before Tuesday's deadline after being held out of last week's game against Minnesota. Briggs says the issues take "away from wanting to go out on the field and just play."

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